Darwin Yang Leads in Lubbock
March 15, 2010
Darwin Yang, Photo Elizabeth Vicary from Arizona US Chess School
13-year-old Darwin Yang, who recently broke 2400, is leading with 2.5/3 in the SPICE Spring Invitational, held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. You can watch the games online on Monroi. Play through his two wins below from rounds two and three.

Also see a US Chess Scoop video interview with Darwin, conducted just before his 13th birthday.


Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis GM-in-residence Ben Finegold is also updating fans on his progress on his CCSCSL blog. He had a marathon round three battle against IM Gergely Antal:


Standings after 4 rounds:

1. FM Darwin Yang and GM Julio Becerra-3 
2-3. IM Dean Ippolito-2.5
4-5. IM Gergely Antal and  IM Gabor Papp-2
6- GM Ben Finegold- 1.5 (with one game to play)
7-8. IM Davorin Kuljasevic and FM Eric Hansen- 1.5
9. IM Irina Krush-1 (with one game to play)
10. GM Jesse Kraai-1

GM norm: 6
IM norm: 4